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Saturday, June 30, 2007

Crites, Dixon

Freda G. Crites

Mrs. Freda G. Whitman Crites, 82, of Nitro, passed away Thursday, June 28, 2007, at St. Francis Hospital after a short illness.

Freda was a homemaker and attended the Rock Branch Church of God.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Warren J. Crites; two grandchildren; two brothers; and two sisters.

Surviving are daughters, Shirley Withrow and her husband Gary of Salt Springs, Fla., and Sue Higginbotham of Cross Lanes; son, Mark Crites of Lexington, Ky.; three grandchildren, Tracy Marrs of Melbourne, Fla., Brian Higginbotham of Dalton, Ga., Erin Crane of Meadowview, Va.; eight great-grandchildren; sister, Barbara Gates of Clarksburg, Md.; and brother, Dathan Whitman of Clarksburg.

Edith “Edie” E. Dixon, 90, of Cross Lanes, died Friday June 29, 2007, at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston, of cardiac disease.

She was born March 1, 1917, the daughter of Olin and Annie Kincaid. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill; her parents; three brothers; one sister; one granddaughter; and two sons-in-law.

She was known affectionately as “Two- Mommy” or “2-Me” by family and friends.

She is survived by two daughters and son-in-law, Helen and Jack Burkard and Nila Johnson; five grandchildren, Judy Thomas, Dr. John and Wendy Burkard, MSgt. Rob and Keta Johnson, MSgt. David and Ginny Johnson, and Elizabeth and Tim Stalnaker; 14 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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